World Series MVP George Springer is cautious about anointing the Houston Astros as MLB’s next powerhouse squad.
With the Astros overflowing with young talent that blossomed into World Series champions in 2017, talks of a blooming dynasty are inevitably crossing the minds of baseball fans.
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NL MVP Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa and World Series MVP George Springer are hotter than a Migos concert right now, and people see great things in them moving forward. Maybe even three or four World Series in a row, the likes of which baseball hasn’t seen since the Yankees of the late ’90s-early 2000s.
Springer, the first Black Knight to be crowned World Series MVP since the Chicago White Sox’s Jermaine Dye in 2005, appeared on ESPNs First Take and was interviewed by Joy Taylor about his incredible World Series appearance and his thoughts on talks about a budding Astros dynasty.
In order for that to happen, a lot of other stuff has to happen first, Springer said as he seemed a bit surprised by the question. Just because you win once doesn’t mean you’re going to be the best team ever for the next five years. Our team has to stay the course and take each year for how it is… We can’t go out and try to be the 2017 Astros in 2018. It’s just not going to work.
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This Astros squad is not only stuffed with refined baseball talent, but the players are intelligent in how they approach their business as well. Springer is proof of that. Interestingly enough, Springer’s eyes lit up when discussing his first trip to “The House That Jeter Built” and playing against the legendary Yankees franchise.
“I got a firsthand experience of what it’s like to play (in Yankees Stadium) in October,” Springer said. “It lives up to everything you ever hear about it. It is a tough place to play. The fans are into the game and they play so well at home…it’s hard to win.”
Yup. Springer caught the NY baseball bug. He’s a native of Connecticut, so he’s familiar with the Yankees.The notoriously cheap Astros began this season with the 18th-highest payroll in MLB, but that will change as their baby cubs become triple-figure contract seeking lions.
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According to mlbtraderumors.com, as of the first week of November, there havent been any extension talks with Springer in at least a year and a half. Houston also made an early-career extension offer to Springer, and then a significantly larger offer around two years ago. Springer is in line for extra money as a Super Two player, as he earned $3.9 million in 2017 and is projected for a big raise up to $8.9 million in 2018. Since the Astros have Springer under team control through the 2020 season, there isnt any immediate need for an extension.
The Astros will have some decisions to make in a few years. Springer is definitely going to command a huge salary for his multi-faceted skill set, clutch pedigree and youth. It’s a great place to play if you’re a rising superstar looking for the most money and the biggest challenge.
So while a potential Astros dynasty is something of interest, Springer to the Yankees is also something to keep an eye on in the future.